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Username Post: '69 Impala front suspension rebuild kit        (Topic#349648)
Carolina Dreamin 
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02-13-18 03:43 PM - Post#2724295    

I want to rebuild the entire front end of my '69 Impala. Can someone recommend a kit? Thanks



 
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Custom670 
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02-14-18 08:46 AM - Post#2724361    
    In response to Carolina Dreamin

I used a kit from Performance Suspension Technology when I rebuilt my 1970. Everything fit right in and no problems with it.

https://p-s-t.com/



 
sz0k30 
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02-14-18 08:52 AM - Post#2724363    
    In response to Custom670

"Rebuild the front end" can mean a lot of things. From just new bushings & ball joints to new tubular control arms & coil overs. That's just too open ended of a question.



 
Carolina Dreamin 
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02-14-18 10:39 AM - Post#2724380    
    In response to sz0k30

Sorry, just a stock front end rebuild, bushings, tie-rods,ball joints, etc. PST was one of the vendors I wanted to know about, thanks.



 
Custom670 
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02-14-18 09:03 PM - Post#2724444    
    In response to sz0k30

  • sz0k30 Said:
"Rebuild the front end" can mean a lot of things. From just new bushings & ball joints to new tubular control arms & coil overs. That's just too open ended of a question.




Not really, I knew what he meant. The majority of people I speak to, when discussing front end work, refer to replacing worn out parts like bushings and ball joints as "rebuilding". When they want new control arms or or sway bars they invariably refer to it as "upgrade" or "modernize".



 
sz0k30 
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02-15-18 07:16 AM - Post#2724461    
    In response to Custom670

  • Custom670 Said:
  • sz0k30 Said:
"I knew what he meant.



Good for you.




 
BigDogSS 
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02-15-18 08:34 AM - Post#2724472    
    In response to sz0k30

I'd try to stick with name-brand parts, such as Moog. And use quality rubber parts.
I don't know if these "kits" contain name brand parts. I know PST has been around a long time, and Custom670 says, you'll have no problems.
For a higher quality rebuild using parts such as Moog, I think you'd have to piece parts separately to for a full rebuild. It will be more expensive and time consuming, but worth it, IMO.

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Edited by BigDogSS on 02-15-18 08:46 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
toro455 
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02-15-18 03:37 PM - Post#2724504    
    In response to BigDogSS

I normally buy the parts piece-by-piece as BigDog stated. Recently I bought parts by "Proforged". They offer what seem to be high quality parts and the ones I purchased were even e-coated. I don't know for certain what they offer for the Impalas but the parts for my daily driver were quite impressive.

One other thing which I guess is obvious. With these cars do not assume you can buy everything new. Suspension parts are available but even regarding the suspension there were very few choices I found for the center link.

When I consider bushings I avoid polyurethane because under constant load it will cold form; meaning permanently deform.

Scott



 
69 RAG 
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02-15-18 05:01 PM - Post#2724515    
    In response to toro455

Hi guys . I rebuilt my 69 front and rear suspensions and found i had to get pieces from all over. Glad i did it. Cant wait for summer good luck jim



 
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